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SDCC: Jurassic World Exclusive



The image above is only available to a lucky few Comic-Con attendees. It was created by artist Mark Englert, and offers a nod to the original,while embracing the new.

From Englert's Blog: "After mulling over what I'd like to see as a fan,I decided to try and incorporate elements from the previous movies and try to connect how they have led up to the newest story in the series. Jurassic World takes place back on Isla Nublar, where the park from the first movie failed before it even opened. I wanted to subtly establish the setting, the theme of nature overtaking technology and that a new park with a new story was being built on what had come before... I also just wanted a cool shot of a Raptor."





Dawn of The Planet of The Apes (Review)

When "Rise" was announced I had many qualms about it. "POTA" is a franchise that ruled my childhood. Cornelius and Zira were,in my mind,the end-all-be-all version of talking apes and to an extent their child Cesar also (both played by Roddy McDowall).  Tim Burton's version was decent and had killer practical effects,but didn't do much in way of fan base (personally I liked it,two words,Tim Roth).  Then Rise was released and starred Andy Serkis,that right there had me hooked (Huge Serkis fan,Burke and Hare is so underrated).  After falling in love with "Rise" I was pretty sure I would love "Dawn" and I did.

I don't think love is the best way to describe "Dawn",because I think this one is even better and so damn good. Yea,maybe I'm a fanboy,so bear with me while I try to give the film a fair and neutral shake.


Picking up ten years after the ending of "Rise",we are reintroduced to the nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar. Believing that humans are extinct,they are caught off guard when a band of human survivors stumble upon their home deep in the woods. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war.

Andy Serkis stands out in this movie more than anyone else. His ability to bring the character to life is unparalleled,except for Toby Kebbell. He takes the character of Koba to a whole new level. Toby an Andy carry this movie,their performances cast such a big shadow that you forget that Gary Oldman and Keri Russell also star in this film. I'm not trying to down play any actors performance,because there are no bad performances here. It's just Andy and Toby own the film.

I usually defer from digital effects,but films like this work beautifully in the digital effects. They're amazing. There is nothing bad here,it is perfect. From the score to the cinematography everyone hits their mark. I don't have the proper vocabulary to describe how amazing the film is,because the words do not exist yet.

Final thought,see this as soon as possible. It is a perfect POTA film from the action to the overall storytelling it is the first perfect movie I have seen this year. If apes ever take over I'm sure it will play out exactly like this.

Rating: 10/10 Stars




GSR:Insidiously Ravenous


GSR returns with special guest Jamie Jenkins (Devour The Podcast, Lycan It!,) For a look at Ravenous and an in depth review of INSIDIOUS. This one gets a bit wild people. It's a fun one, but it gets a bit vulgar. You've been warned!! As always thanks for all the support!


Monster Cheeze: The Loch Ness Horror (1980)


The Loch Ness Horror is a 1981 independent monster movie directed by Larry Buchanan. The film's reception was poor, due to its bad special effects and Scottish stereotypes. The plot revolves around The Loch Ness Monster feeding on unsuspecting swimmers and eventually going on a killing spree. There are three subplots: the monster's egg that is ready to hatch, a scientist who wants to capture the beast, and a mysterious sunken Nazi German bomber plane which the military is trying to cover up.


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Jeremy's Movie Reviews: Nurse 3D: 2013



Jeremy's Movie Reviews: Nurse 3D (Lionsgate,2013)
By Jeremy Freeman


Since the creation of film in the late 1890's film makers have always been trying to find a new and interesting way to tell a story through moving images. Most of these technological advances in the early years of film where often positive ones because of the contribution they made to making film what we know it as today. When the film world hit the 1950's filmmakers were trying to find new ways to make experiences at the cinema most exciting for audiences. When 1952 hit through things seemed to change when director Arch Oboler directed a film titled Bwana Devil (Cosgrove). The film placed the audience in Africa during the early 20th century as they built the Uganda Railroad (Cosgrove). It seems like this film would be an extreme chore to watch in 1952 when the film was released, but the film did something else that would change the history of cinema as we know it. Oboler decided to shoot the entire film in a new system titled Natural Vision 3D which required the audiences to wear a pair of glasses that made them feel like they were part of the narrative. When the film finally premiered in Los Angles in November 1952 the results were mind blowing, audiences were flocking out in droves to experience this new technology, the 3D craze was born. 


Now my experience's with 3D have often been negative ones, the gimmick has always left a bad taste in my mouth because film makers were often just making their film 3D in post production to make a quick buck. It is in very unique cases that I will decide to see a film in 3D over 2D. One of these experiences I had popped up in 2009 when I sat down to watch the remake to the 1981 classic My Bloody Valentine. When I heard that the film was going to be shot entirely in 3D I was really skeptical. How could a horror film that is shot in 3D be somewhat tolerable? I mean the only experience that I had with a 3D horror film was in Friday the 13th Part 3 which required those stupid blue and red glasses. I though that since this new era of 3D got rid of those stupid red and blue glasses that maybe My Bloody Valentine would actually be something that I could stand. While I admit that it was a hell of a lot better than Friday the 13th Part 3, it still just left a bad taste in my mouth because the film could have been shot in 2D and been just effective. Needless to say my thoughts about 3D will always be quite negative. When I heard in late 2013 that a new 3D horror film was currently being shot I knew that it was one I was going to pass up. Well a few days ago when I was trying to find something new to watch I walked passed this film that I remembered passing up a few years ago because of its 3D, when it got released to home media it was converted back to 2D and I decided to give it a chance.


The film was called Nurse, I figured with a generic title that I was going to most likely get a generic film about a nurse that goes insane. This mostly what the film is about but it puts an interesting twist on the typical slasher conventions that I really never lost interest in the story. The film starts off with an interesting shot of our main character Abby Russel (Paz De La Huerta) standing in front of a mirror in sexy nightclub wear as she talks about bring justice to men who cheat on their wives. At this moment I was thinking to myself "Well I guess she at lease has an objective now of why she is killing all these men instead of just slashing them away". It's only when La Huerta starts to talk for the first time that the main issue I have with the film comes into play. Her English is not as strong as most actresses in American films are today, I understand this is only the first dialogue scene in the film and it may get better but I am not expecting much as the film continues. The film then cuts to a married man offering to buy La Huerta a drink, she quickly notices the wedding ring on the mans finger and decides to offer him some "pleasure time" for buying her the drink. Of course we all know what is coming and the results were disappointing. The kill itself was not a disappointing one put the fact that it was entirely in CGI made the film start off with a few marks against it. It makes me angry that awesome film makers like Dustin Mills can create amazing effects on such a little budget but a film that has a major studio backing it has to cop out and use shitty computer generated blood just felt like a waste of time.

 The film then cuts to introduce us to our other main character Danni played by the stunning Katrina Bowden. We learn that Bowden has graduated from nursing school and is starting off a new job at the local hospital. We learn that La Huerta is also a nurse at this hospital and starts to take a liking to Bowden and decides to take her under her wing. After a rough day both these women go out to a local club and enjoy a night of partying. With almost every party scene in horror films today someone is going to get drugged and get taken advantage of, once again in Nurse this is the case. The film cuts to the next day and we start to see La Huerta start to stalk her next victim; Bowden's step father who was caught cheating. When La Huerta learns that Bowden's step father is a psychiatrist she decides to give him a visit. Once again throughout this entire five minute sequence La Huerta's English is extremely bad, while she is able to put words into full sentences it is often very hard to understand which ultimately made me turn on the subtitles to fully understand what she was saying. The results though of sitting through this rough scene was a total payoff, the film makers decided to change from the shitty CGI and turn to some pretty alright practical effects which made me think that maybe the film would turn itself around.



  As the film enters the final act we are finally given a little bit of back story about why La Huerta has such a hate towards all these cheating married men. The explanation was something that I guessed the moment I turned on the film and gave me a feeling that the film makers could not have came up with a more original idea of why La Huerta is preforming these acts of carnage. When police start questioning La Huerta about these events she turns it off that Bowden was actually the one that was committing these murders. This leads to the highlight of the film which is the ending showdown between La Huerta and Bowden at the hospital. The stunts and effects throughout this entire sequence are really well done, it seems like these women are actually putting each other through hell then just acting it out. This leads though to my biggest complaint of the film  which is the ending. The film makers just decide to end the film in a very disappointing way, it made me feel like they either ran out of a budget or time. We never get a full explanation about what happens to Bowden or the events that have taken place throughout the entire film, the credits just roll after the brawl and that is that. While I understand film makers want to give the audience something to think about, this film definitely did not achieve this in my mind which made me feel like the film had something going for it and then just ruined it in the last few minutes.


Nurse was not as bad as I thought it was going to be, watching the film in 2D and not in 3D may have saved it for me. While most of the 3D action was of course still enclosed in the film I could have seen that it was going to be once again a disappointing experience while viewing in 3D. If you get the chance to sit down and watch Nurse I say go for it. It has enough positive things going for it that it is worth an hour and twenty minutes of your time.

6.0/10


Sources:
http://life.time.com/culture/3-d-movies-revisiting-a-classic-life-photo-of-a-rapt-film-audience/#1

RIR: Ghost Stories,Living on Mars and Trailers Galore


See the pic above? That's only half of what we cover in this episode. From life after death and being frozen in time to Rabbit on Mars everything is explored. This is one filled with stories galore and a lot of news coming out of the horror genre.



The Purge Hit With Copyright Lawsuit


Stepping forward to claim The Purge is based on his own original material is Douglas Jordan-Benel, who says he has successfully written numerous screenplays, teleplays and comic books. One of his screenplays is called "Settler's Day," which he alleges is the basis for Universal's hit film released last year starring Ethan Hawke.

From the Complaint:
In an interview published on or about May 8, 2013 on Bloody Disgusting, DeMonaco credits the following films as having inspired him to write The Purge: “Dog Day Afternoon”,“Straw Dogs”and “Escape from New York”. In an interview published on or about June 5, 2013 on Defendant Blumhouse Productions’ website, DeMonaco states that the inspiration for The Purge came from watching the news in Canada. In the same interview, DeMonaco then shifts gears and states that “several years later”, his wife inspired him to write The Purge after a road rage incident in New York City.

There are also a few other stories that DeMonaco tells about where the "inspiration" for the story came from. To read the entire complaint follow the link HERE.

I know it is often tough to proves these type of infringements,but this one may have a leg to stand on. Also the theft of works is not uncommon. Look at how many people end up getting credit for music,film and literature long after the fact. I'm really interested as to how this one will play out.  

Jordan-Benel is seeking a retroactive creator's credit on “The Purge” and at least $5 million in damages.

Life After Beth,Trailer and Clip



Zach is devastated after his girlfriend, Beth, unexpectedly dies. When she suddenly rises from the dead, he sees it as a second chance and decides to do and say every thing he wishes he had while she was alive the first time.








SF: Son of Kong & Phantasm 2



This week Cory continues to interpret the fantastical Phantasm film series with Phantasm 2. Forest compares modern summer movie trends with those of the '30s as he reviews Son of Kong. So if Kong had a kid, who is his wife?

Forest & Cory also discuss Germany dominating the world via the FIFA World Cup, viewing Carnival of Souls at the recently opened Basement Transmissions film/concert/art venue. All this and Cory is rescued from the seven seas by a pair of mystical mermaids. Oh, and there is Transformers 4 talk for no good reason at all. For more Slaughter Film news and reviews, as well as show notes and special events, make sure to visit our website; SlaughterFilm.com




TIME CODE
00:00 Introduction & Chat
17:10 Forest reviews Son of Kong
33:76 Know Your Horror Trivia
34:35 Cory reviews Phantasm 2
64:45 Comments & Conclusion

SHOW CREDITS
Vanguard - Music

Avengers:Age Of Ultron EW Cover



EW reports that Tony Stark will build the android as a tool to help save the world and to provide the rest of The Avengers some time off, but things quickly go wrong with this plan.

"Ultron sees the big picture and he goes, 'Okay, we need radical change, which will be violent and appalling, in order to make everything better'; he's not just going 'Muhaha, soon I'll rule!'" director Joss Whedon said. "He's on a mission. He wants to save us."

First Images From Goosebumps Movie


In Goosebumps, upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.



TUSk Gets A Release Date


From Kevin Smith's FB page: WE HAVE A RELEASE DATE!!! Come see TUSK in a theater near you on SEPTEMBER 19th! Trailer debuts at my Comic-Con panel on Friday night! 

This is great news coming just ahead of Comic-con. Hopefully the trailer will post online right after it's release.

Remember #WalrusYes

Ouija Official Trailer





Ouija Official Trailer: A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.




Annabelle First Trailer


 
Warner Bros. gave the possessed item its own spinoff movie, and the first ‘Annabelle‘ trailer has debuted.

What’s the deal with the Annabelle doll? Where did it come from? How did it get possessed? These are no doubt some of the questions you probably asked yourself while watching last year’s ‘The Conjuring,’ and the official ‘Annabelle’ trailer gives us a few clues as to what the upcoming origin story entails.

While few details on the ‘Conjuring’ spinoff are available, other than it’s a prequel, the first footage sees a new family attempting to establish a life for themselves, when the husband brings home a creepy doll. That’s when their seemingly perfect suburban life turns into a hellish nightmare. We see the doll locked tightly away in the Warren’s museum of horrors in ‘The Conjuring,’ and its origin story seems just as freakish.

‘Annabelle’ is directed by ‘The Conjuring’ cinematographer John Leonetti, though James Wan returned to produce, while Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, and Alfre Woodard lead the cast. The film will hit theaters this October 3, just in time for Halloween.




HORNS From Joe Hill Gets a Trailer


‘Horns,’ based on the novel of the same name by Joe Hill, sees Radcliffe portray a man name Ignatius Perrish who is accused of the violent murder of his girlfriend. To make his defense weaker, he wakes up after a night of binge drinking to find a set of satyr-like horns sprouting from his temple, justifiably unnerving the townspeople. The only good thing seems to be that these new appendages force those around him to confess their sins, which gives him the edge in finding his girlfriend’s killer.


 
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